I must say, it’s fun to take on a student on my journey to discover the beauty of life through photography. Tendril is very a very quick learner and has some great perspective given that I have taught her just a few basic lessons. I gave her my Canon t1i and the prime 50 mm 1.8 for practice. Besides basic technical lessons about shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, I taught her to pay attention to light source, angles, lines, textures, and story-telling elements. Today I gave her an assignment by taking a 10-minute walk around the house and find things to show me her skills. PP came along and her as they hang out in the front and back yards. I am so proud at what she brought back to me. I must say, she does have the eyes for this kind of creative medium. She proves to me that you might not need the most expensive equipments to produce eye-catching photos.
(And I must say, I am a good teacher, too!)
Dear readers, let me present you the work of my apprentice: Tendril.
She captured PP’s personality. The photo on the right, she ask PP to give her a Michael Jackson look and he gave her such a pose.
His other obsession is knowing all the names of dinosaurs. (I am sick and tired of watching Dino Dan (on NickJr) repetitively!)
And here are her take on the daisies during the harsh sun hour. I told her to find contrast and colors and to avoid direct sun.